The Tiny Guide To MBTI 16 Personality Types Test
The MBTI testing model is probably the most common and popular personality test today. It helps us in understanding a lot more about the personality of a person, gives more information about their strengths and weaknesses, and helps a career counselor or human resources professional guide the 'tested' candidate a lot more accurately.
Acclaimed psychologist Carl Jung was the one who came up with the foundations for this comprehensive testing model way back in 1921.
He was researching and analyzing how humans absorb information, what makes us tick, how we adapt to different situations, make decisions, and what our overall personalities are like.
Much later, Myer-Briggs built on the existing model and helped create the 16 personality types known commonly as the MBTI.
Perhaps the biggest use of this model has been for guiding students in choosing the right career. Job applicants are also analyzed using this test.
How we engage with, perceive and react to our surroundings is an important part of this particular model.
There are 4 aspects, sides or dimensions of our personality which are analyzed during the testing rounds...
1. Introversion (I) and Extroversion (E) - This is the first dimension that is tested and analyzed in the MBTI. Every human being is either introverted or extroverted and possesses one of these characteristics inside them.
The fundamental theory in coming up with these 2 aspects of one's nature has solely to do with the direction of psychological energy of a said person. Is it directed outward (extroversion) or inward (introversion), this is what matters most to the psychologist.
2. Intuitive (N) and Sensing (S) - What information doe we seek, what information attracts us initially, and how do we perceive all kinds of information is what forms the basis of the second dimension in this model.
One who absorbs and perceives information through the 5 senses is said to be using the senses more while those that take in information using their intuitive side, imagination and interaction with abstract data fall into the "intuitive" category.
3. Thinking (T) and Feeling (F) - The third dimension analyzes the mental functions and thought processes connected with how we make decisions and cast judgments, whether using pure logic and straight thinking arising out of attention or interest in the subject or through feelings based on our own values and relational impact with the topic or subject in question.
4. Judging (J) and Perceiving (P) - The fourth dimension analyzes our habits with respect to external orientation, determining whether we make judgments based on decisiveness and orderliness, or whether on the basis of new information that sinks into our mind, and simply going with the flow.
There are 16 personality types formed out of the MBTI model...
1. ISTJ- Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judgment
2. ISFJ - Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judgment
3. INFJ - Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judgment
4. INTJ - Introverted, Intuition, Thinking, Judgment
5. ISTP - Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perception
6. ISFP - Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perception
7. INFP - Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perception
8. INTP - Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perception
9. ESTP - Extroversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perception
10. ESFP - Extroversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perception
11. ENFP - Extroversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perception
12. ENTP - Extroversion, Intuition, Thinking, Perception
13. ESTJ - Extroversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judgment
14. ESFJ - Extroversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judgment
15. ENFJ - Extroversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judgment
16. ENTJ - Extroversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judgment
The objectives of the MBTI test is to analyze which of the 16 types you are most inclined to follow and use in everyday life situations.
Also the comfort level associated with each of the 16 types must be assessed before a psychologist or counselor decides on which 1 is dominant in the subject's personality.
A well rounded personality will usually have a strong and vibrant mix of varied personality types this leading to a healthy adaptation to our surroundings and appropriate responses to different situations.
A well balanced individual is always in demand since such a person possessed the major aspects of this model in good proportion thus increasing their ability to respond and act aptly in any given situation.
All 4 dimensions are quickly explained below...
Extroversion - External forces determine perception and action.
Introversion - Internal forces determine our perceptions, information storage and use.
Sensing - Attraction to information perceived by the 5 senses.
Intuitive - Attraction to abstract, new and unique information with a use of intuition in determining future use.
Thinking - Decisions based on straight forward thought processes and pure logic.
Feeling - Decisions based on feelings connected with our senses.
Judging - Judgments and actions based on personal values and analysis.
Perceiving - Lives in the moment, goes with the flow, imaginative living.
The global popularity of this model has certainly restricted the use of other models in analyzing the personality of an individual.
It would help if interviewing and active discussion techniques are used in conjunction with plain paper testing methods such as the MBTI 16 Personality Types test.
Consulting experienced career counselors that have years of experience in counseling thousands of students and working professionals helps in individuals, schools, colleges, companies, and other institutions understand the true personality of tested individuals by a genuine mix of traditional and advanced counseling techniques.
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